Less is warm: Layer down this winter with free HEATTECH clothes from UNIQLO


UNIQLO, HEATTECH, clothes

Working for a Japanese technology company renowned for its staggering array of ‘world-firsts’, I’m pretty used to neat, innovative kits from my overseas colleagues. It’s not with surprise then that I can say that the mighty Japanese inventors have done it again, but this time in the world of textiles for staple brand UNIQLO. Rather than […]

Bill’s, Bill’s, Bill’s


Bill's, Bill's Restaurant

Nope, I haven’t just bastardised my blog with excessive punctuation. I’m not even referring to the first ever CD single I bought by Destiny’s Child (really), or the things that come through your letterbox (oops, just went a bit ‘accidental Partridge’ there). I am in fact talking about the freshest eggs, most moreish chutneys and […]

On board with naval networking: Social Media Week


Social Media Week, London

Yesterday saw my second ever stab at hosting an event, and I’m still reeling. Established for writers, bloggers, editors, videographers, designers, producers, PRs and any other content creator ‘meedya’ types, the CCC is basically just a place for people exactly like me. And if you’re immersed in digital like I am you’ll already know what […]

Wake me from my politi-coma


Boris Johnson

I guess you could say I’m politically apathetic. I care enough to watch the news, but not enough to vote. Yes, I’ll admit it: I don’t vote. I clearly remember the mid-90s ad campaign that zipped up the electorate’s mouths with the words: “If you don’t vote, you don’t have a say”. I disagree. My […]

Good Luck, Great Fortune and Family: How I Will Remember David Lewis


Jet Plane

“One shouldn’t become too besotted with success”, I was instructed by David Lewis CBE three years ago. He had kindly agreed to let me, a lowly-journalist wannabe interview him for a magazine journalism course that was going to ‘shape my career’. (I never ended up attending; a job offer got in the way and led […]

Wearing sunglasses at night


Sunglasses

In my industry, it’s very easy to feel like you’re in disguise. I have unlikely aliases, pen names and have done my fair share of ghost writing. Nobody sees a writer when they read their words. That’s why I find a blank piece of paper such a liberating space – or maybe it’s more like […]